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    • 03 Nov 2016
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    Thursday, November 3, 2016                        
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Location: Altria Theater

    600 E. Grace St.
    Richmond, VA 23219

    Speaker:  Troy Peters

    Session Title: Audio Visual for Live Events 101
    Session Description: 

    Nowadays technology seems to be changing every day.  Whether it’s your home television going HD or 3D or 4K or what the latest app might be for your smartphone.  It’s more important than ever to immerse yourself in the knowledge of this technology in order to stay ahead of the curve.  In this seminar we’ll look at the basics of audio visual best practices.  Attendees are getting more and more tech savvy make sure you know what they’re talking about and how to talk the talk with your AV team.  From basic meeting room support to live event surround-sound and high resolution video experiences.  Get seen and heard by attending Audio Visual for Live Events 101!


    3 Learner Objectives:
    1. What is Audio, Video, Lighting, and Staging – With tens of thousands of components in the marketplace today we’ll learn the basics of a live event.

    2. Putting it all Together – We’ll review the basic information and learn how each component speaks to each other to create the ultimate attendee experience.

    3. Communication and Getting What YOU Need, not What THEY say You Need – How your AV company interprets, understands, and sells you what you need and how you can get more for less.

    CMP Domain: G:  Meeting or Event Design


     3:00 pm - 3:30 pm New Member Orientation

     3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Registration & Networking 

     4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


     5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    MPI After 5 Reception


    Speaker Name: Troy Peters
    Speaker Title: Vice President of Marketing & Business Development
    Speaker Company: Video West

    Speaker Bio:

    Troy's background began in motion picture production before migrating to association show management.  Here he took on the role of managing the Audio Visual logistics at their dozens of events across the globe.


    Holding city-wide multi-day conferences with upwards of 20,000 people attending daily general sessions, receptions, and over 50 daily breakouts he quickly grew frustrated with not knowing AV.  In 2010 he had enough and pursued his knowledge of live event AV technology by becoming a Certified Technology Specialist with Infocomm International.  By learning the ins and outs of audio, video, lighting, and staging he was able talk-the-talk and help the association be a more proactive player in the direction of the ultimate attendee experience.

    Troy currently sits on the MPI Arizona Chapter Executive Board as the VP of Education, the MPI International Chapter Leadership Advisory Council, and Chairs the Infocomm International CTS Item Writing Committee.  His 3-2-1 teaching technique enforces takeaways for those attending his sessions by building on A-Ha moments and opportunities to share beyond the class.


    When not presenting or working as VP of Marketing & Business Development with Video West, a national rental and staging company, he’s usually cooking and traveling with his wife and three-year old twins or just simply surviving the summers in Phoenix, Arizon


    Charity information:

    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:

    Cancellation penalties do apply:

    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10

    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25

    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

    • 21 Nov 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 Nov 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Virginia Tech Richmond Center, 2810 North Parham Road, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23294


    Virginia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International
    in Partnership with VirginiaTech
    presents The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) 2016 Boot Camp

    November 21-22, 2016

    9:00am - 5:00pm both days

    Virginia Tech Richmond Center
    2810 N Parham Road, Suite 300
    Richmond, VA 23294

    Click here to register  

    The boot camp will include intensive sessions covering the recommended texts used to prepare for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP®) exam. This session will prepare you to negotiate efficiently and effectively while maintaining a high level of professionalism. Participants will walk away with skills and tools to be prepared for their certification exam and show the ROI of their new skills. This course earns 14.0 Clock Hours (1.40 CEU credits) toward your CMP Application! 


    Cost (for 2 days): 
    $200 for MPI VA Members

    $225 for Non-Members

    Meetings and events account for more than $120 billion in annual business volume in the United States alone. Their economic value as an enabler and facilitator of business and policy decisions is far broader. This is one of the most important and expensive areas in business.

    Instructor:  Ann Buhl, CMP

    Event cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellations outside of 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date:  $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date:     No refund


    **The information you provide is subject to the Freedom of Information Act guidelines.
    **Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
    • 01 Dec 2016
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • TBD

    MPI Virginia Holiday Luncheon and Auction Fundraiser

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    10:30am - 1:30pm

    Location:  TBD


      9:00am - 10:30am Board Meeting 
     10:30am-11:00am New Member Orientation
     10:30am - 11:00am Registration, Silent auction & Networking 
     11:00am - 12:30pm Luncheon and Silent auction
     12:30pm - 1:30pm Auction check out


    Silent Auction!

    Our Silent Auction is known for it's creative gift baskets and unique holiday giveaways . GET CREATIVE!  MPI Virginia members love buying baskets, art, and unique items - in addition to those wonderful hotel stays and tickets!


    Event Cancellations
     must be submitted in writing to:
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund


Past events

08 Sep 2016 MPI Virginia September Monthly Education Meeting
17 Aug 2016 MPI Virginia Chapter Annual Education Conference & Awards Ceremony
28 Jul 2016 MPI VA July Charlottesville Breakfast Forum
18 Jul 2016 CMP Boot Camp - July 2016
13 Jul 2016 MPI Virginia Season Pass
11 Jun 2016 WEC 2016
02 Jun 2016 June Education, Board Induction and Award Nominee Announcements
05 May 2016 MPI VA After 5 - Networking Event
05 May 2016 MPI VA 2016 Annual Board Retreat
19 Apr 2016 MPI VA April Charlottesville Breakfast Forum
14 Apr 2016 April Monthly Education Meeting-GMID
03 Mar 2016 March Monthly Education Meeting
10 Feb 2016 MPI VA February Charlottesville Breakfast Forum
04 Feb 2016 MPI-VA CMP Recognition Reception
07 Jan 2016 MPI-VA January Monthly Education Meeting
03 Dec 2015 Holiday Luncheon and Auction Fundraiser
23 Nov 2015 CMP Boot Camp - November 2015
11 Nov 2015 November Charlottesville Breakfast Forum
05 Nov 2015 November Monthly Education Meeting
22 Oct 2015 MPI Virginia 2015 Fall Board Retreat
22 Oct 2015 MPI VA October After Five
10 Sep 2015 September Education: Use All The Crayons! The Colorful Guide to Simple Human Happiness
20 Aug 2015 MPI Virginia Chapter Annual Awards Reception & Dinner
20 Aug 2015 MPI Virginia Chapter Annual Education Conference & Awards Ceremony
20 Jul 2015 CMP Boot Camp - July 2015
23 Jun 2015 June Charlottesville Breakfast Forum:
04 Jun 2015 June Networking & Induction Meeting
07 May 2015 May Education: The Most Overlooked Contract Clauses You Can't Afford to Ignore
29 Apr 2015 April Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Let's Talk Best Practices!
28 Apr 2015 MPI After Five
28 Apr 2015 VAMPI 2015 Annual Board Retreat
05 Mar 2015 March Education: Let Us Break Bread Together: Using Food in your Recipe for Success
19 Feb 2015 VAMPI CMP Recognition Reception
05 Feb 2015 February Education: Do it Well. Make it Fun.
28 Jan 2015 January Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: 2015 Meetings Outlook
08 Jan 2015 State of the Industry with Kevin Kirby, MPI International Chairman of the Board
11 Dec 2014 Holiday Luncheon and Auction Fundraiser: Members may bring a guest for free!
06 Dec 2014 EDMARC Gift Wrapping Community Service Project
24 Nov 2014 CMP Boot Camp
14 Nov 2014 November Education: Leveraging Social Media for Planners & Suppliers
07 Nov 2014 VAMPI Mid-Year Board Retreat
04 Nov 2014 November Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Contracts!
01 Oct 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum 2014-2015 Kick-Off
11 Sep 2014 September: Unlocking a Data Conscious Culture
13 Aug 2014 2014 VAMPI/HSMAI Annual Education Conference
21 Jul 2014 CMP Boot Camp
05 Jun 2014 VAMPI 2014 Awards Luncheon
13 May 2014 2014 VAMPI Board Retreat
21 Apr 2014 CMP Boot Camp
10 Apr 2014 April Education: ZOMBIES 2030! Taming the Most Challenging Conference Imaginable
27 Mar 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: March 2014
20 Mar 2014 Meeting Professionals' Industry Fair
06 Mar 2014 March Education: Quickfire with Bob Mellinger
20 Feb 2014 VAMPI CMP Support Program: “Committed to Making Professionals”
06 Feb 2014 February Education Meeting: Building a Legacy of Leadership
29 Jan 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: January 2014
09 Jan 2014 January Education: Virginia Travel Industry Updates
05 Dec 2013 Holiday Auction & Luncheon
12 Nov 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Let’s talk about Food and Beverage!
07 Nov 2013 Speed Learning - Industry Roundtable Discussions
06 Nov 2013 2013-2014 VAMPI Board Midyear Retreat
28 Oct 2013 CMP Boot Camp
03 Oct 2013 Risk Management & Event Insurance
26 Sep 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Discover how your fellow planners and suppliers expect to see 2014 shape up.
12 Sep 2013 True Innovation: Inspiring Your Audience
15 Aug 2013 CAMP VAMPI! Campfire Gathering (Guests Only)
15 Aug 2013 CAMP VAMPI! Annual Education Conference
29 Jul 2013 CMP Boot Camp
26 Jun 2013 Tidewater Breakfast Forum: Thinking Outside the Box
18 Jun 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Benefits and Options for Advancing your Career
06 Jun 2013 VAMPI Awards Reception & Dinner
29 May 2013 Tidewater Breakfast Forum: Are you in the Business of being an Exceptional Business?
23 May 2013 2013-2014 VAMPI Board Retreat
02 May 2013 “Experience plus Education equals Success”
17 Apr 2013 EVENT CANCELLED Wine with VAMPI
28 Mar 2013 From Logistics to Strategy: A Journey into the Mind of the Ultimate Decision Maker
26 Mar 2013 How to Achieve the Perfect Atmosphere at your Event
25 Feb 2013 Used any cool technology lately?
21 Feb 2013 VAMPI CMP Support Program: “Committed to Making Professionals”
07 Feb 2013 “LET ME HELP!: Volunteers in Special Events Administration”
15 Jan 2013 Richmond Breakfast Forum
10 Jan 2013 Virginia Travel Industry Updates Panel Discussion
15 Dec 2012 Got Community? EDMARC Gift Wrapping Event
12 Dec 2012 "What's Your Plan B?"
06 Dec 2012 Naked Negotiating & Holiday Auction
13 Nov 2012 CMP Exam: What You Need to Know About the New CMP Application Guidelines
01 Nov 2012 Meet Like A Mouse: Apply Theme Park Methodology
23 Oct 2012 Risky Business: Planner & Business Partners Prepare for Contingencies?”
16 Oct 2012 Is Your Head Spinning? Charlottesville Breakfast Forum
05 Oct 2012 “Maximizing Attendee Engagement with Mobile Apps”?
27 Sep 2012 VAMPI Unique Meets Tour 5
18 Sep 2012 Mobile Apps: What’s it all about? - Richmond Breakfast Forum
13 Sep 2012 Working Professionally From the Road
23 Aug 2012 2012 Annual Education Conference